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Browsing page 2 of words meaning to see, look, stare, watch, etc. (36 words total)

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field grounders

verb

  • to search the ground for already-smoked yet salvageable cigarette butts. Note: usually performed by homeless.
    Hey, isn't that your dad fielding grounders?

    Last edited on Sep 24 1997. Submitted by Thomas Ryan from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Sep 24 1997.

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get to the bottom of

verb

  • to figure out something unknown.
                                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from "Food allergies get curiouser and curiouser, NewScientist, Andrew Watson, 29 July 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to search.

    Last edited on Oct 07 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 29 2009.

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Goggle

verb - transitive

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Google

verb - transitive

  • to do an internet search on someone or something. From the name of the Google search engine. Note that this term has become generic: any search engine might be used to "Google" something.
    I googled him last night.

    Last edited on Apr 16 2013. Submitted by Susan from Oxford, PA, USA on Oct 28 2002.

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grep

verb - ambitransitive

  • in a non-computing context, to search.
    Could you grep the menu for something vegan while I go to the bathroom?
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in a computing context, to search "manually" - i.e. by looking rather than using a computer program specifically intended for searching.
    I like GUIs because I can grep them visually for what I'm looking for.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2011.

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  • From the name of a Unix utility used to scan files in search of particular content. ("Grep" itself means "global regular expression print".)

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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